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Translated Chinese student school strike poster and essay released

Black and white hand-drawn illustration of Chinese school children in a posed class photo from the 1900s against a mustard yellow background. Chinese text appears above the illustration with the heading "1922-23 Victoria, BC 黄白分校 Chinese students strike against segregated schools," and a quote by Low Kwong Joe appears below

September 5, 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of the 1922-23 Chinese school strike against racism and segregated schools in Victoria, BC. In commemoration of the centennial anniversary, the Graphic History Collective released the Chinese translation of my 2021-published poster and essay, “Chinese students strike against segregated schools,” about this historic event. Much gratitude to translator and fellow artist Sean Cao for support.

View my poster and essay (English version / Chinese version) at the Graphic History Collective’s Remember | Resist | Redraw: Radical History Poster Project.

The Victoria Chinatown community also gathered for a commemorative walk to retrace the steps of the young protestors who led the strike with event participants wearing t-shirts with my poster illustration. Thank you to the Victoria Chinatown Museum who brought my illustration into the fold of the event.

Members of the Victoria Chinatown and broader community, some wearing commemorative yellow shifts, retrace the steps of the original protest.

Photo credit: Dana Hutchings